Community Connection

Trefoil 2012 to honor Texas Secretary of State
Esperanza "Hope" Andrade
Secretary of State Esperanza

For more than 20 years, Girl Scouts has selected an outstanding woman and dedicated community leader who embodies the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement and has presented her with the Trefoil Award. On Thursday, September 20, 2012, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas will honor Secretary of State Esperanza "Hope" Andrade, a role model for future trailblazers and a leader by example.

Hope Andrade is Texas' 107th Secretary of State and one of six state officials to form the Executive Department of the State of Texas. Governor Rick Perry appointed Secretary Andrade as the first Latina Secretary of State, swearing her into office on July 23, 2008.


Secretary Andrade serves as Texas' Chief Elections Officer, Chief International Protocol Officer and Border Commerce Coordinator for the Governor. Before being appointed Secretary of State, she served as chair of the Texas Transportation Commission. Prior to serving in state office, Secretary Andrade was a successful entrepreneur and leader in the San Antonio business community for more than three decades.


Secretary Andrade has received a number of accolades for her civic service, and has been named the Woman of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar, Mother of the Year by AVANCE San Antonio and Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration.


Secretary Andrade resides in San Antonio with her husband of 43 years, and has a son, a daughter-in-law, and three grandsons.


Save the date and join us from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio to honor Secretary Andrade for her accomplishments.  




Chief Executive Officer reaching for the stars

StarsGirls Scouts are built of courage, and what better way to demonstrate this than to send our very own chief executive officer on a tandem jump with the U.S. Army's elite Golden Knights Parachute Team? In celebration of her recent appointment as the new CEO for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Rose González Pérez has been invited by Col. David Grant (U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion San Antonio) to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


If you are interested in attending, please keep an eye out on our  Facebook and Twitter pages on Monday, June 18 as we announce the time she will take the leap. The jump will take place anywhere from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stinson Municipal Airport (8535 Mission Road, San Antonio, 78214).


The San Antonio Recruiting Battalion and Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas hope you will join us on this exciting day! Questions? Contact Theodora Setterbo (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 225).




Girl Scout 100th Anniversary Stamp unveiled
Stamp Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

The United States Postal Service officially unveiled the Celebrate Scouting Forever Stamp at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 9. The stamp features a large silhouette of a girl with binoculars looking into the distance and a girl in mid-stride with a walking stick, shorts and backpack on a summer trek.


Customers may view or purchase the Celebrate Scouting Forever Stamp here or at your nearest post office. Be sure to check out this video from the unveiling!

Celebrate Scouting - Stamp Unveiling
Celebrate Scouting - Stamp Unveiling




You're Invited -- CEO Celebration and Patch Unveiling 



CEO Celebration